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The Eighth Wonder of the World, King Kong, is coming to Broadway and three artists are giving him a royal welcome.
Look, The Shape of Water is great. Seriously, it is. But when you look at film history, the fact that The Shape of Water is the first science fiction film to ever win Best Picture is kind of weird. There have been decades and decades of phenomenal scifi films better than The Shape of Water, so for it to get the award…
There was a time when the Godzilla, King Kong, and Pacific Rim movies all shared the same home. A time when a crossover between those three worlds didn’t just seem probable, it seemed inevitable. That time has since passed—but the director of the upcoming Pacific Rim Uprising doesn’t want to dash all hopes and dreams…
We love it when filmmakers admit they’ve made mistakes, but none have done it quite like this.
It turns out, building a better King Kong for his latest cinematic adventure requires making him a damned dirty ape.
Max Dalton’s art isn’t flashy. It’s simple and clean, which allows for the complex subjects he chooses or unique mediums he uses to really shine through. That’s been the case for years, and his latest show definitely continues the trend.
With Kong: Skull Island still fresh in the pop culture consciousness, the giant ape has just announced another star turn—though it’s unrelated to his activities on the big screen. King Kong, an animatronics-laden musical written by Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’s Jack Thorne, is heading to Broadway.
He’s towered over the silver screen for decades, but Kong might soon be heading to live-action TV for the first time—and it has nothing to do with the recent hit movie Kong: Skull Island, weirdly. (Well, other than both star King Kong, of course).
A tick sucks some monkey blood. A monkey’s grooming partner picks the tick off. The tick lands in some sap. The whole thing fossilizes. Scientists discover the cells inside the tick in the amber. They turn the blood cells into monkey clones and you’ve essentially got some sort of Jurassic Park in real life.
You’re not supposed to bite the hand that feeds you, but Kong: Skull Island was originally going to chew it up, spit it out, and dance on that poor hand’s grave. Thank Kong it didn’t happen.
Kong: Skull Island ruled the box office this weekend, thanks in large part to the scope and audacity of the film. It’s just insanely big, fun, and colorful—all of which comes across in a stunning set of concept art from the film.
Kong: Skull Island is premiering around the world this week, and it appears poised to be number one at the box office this weekend. That’s an explosive debut—and one premiere took that literally.
If you see Kong: Skull Island this weekend (and you should), stay through the credits. There’s a sweet tease for the next film in this universe, Godzilla: King of the Monsters. And now, work has started on the film coming after that one—the biggest daddy of them all.
King Kong started his reign in 1933, but it didn’t last long. He was eventually overshadowed by Godzilla and a crowd of B-movie pretenders for decades, to the point where even Peter Jackson’s attempt to revive him in 2005 couldn’t help. But with Kong: Skull Island, director Jordan Vogt-Roberts has created an…
Kong: Skull Island is out March 10, the latest showcase for one of cinema’s oldest and most reliable icons. Everyone knows about the 1933 original film, and the 2005 remake isn’t too distant of a memory. But what else has Hollywood’s hairiest superstar spent the last 84 years doing? We take a look back.
I have zero doubts that this final trailer for Kong: Skull Island, released less than two weeks before the film’s release, is filled with spoilers. But I really don’t care. It is simply one of the most insane, monster-filled, action-packed trailers we’ve seen in a long time and we love it.
Several TV spots for Kong: Skull Island just came online and the main takeaway is: Kong is not alone on that island.
Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, John Goodman, and Samuel L. Jackson have a problem. They’re on Skull Island and don’t know they’re about to meet the Eighth Wonder of the World himself. But we do, and now we’ve gotten an even better look at him, because the new trailer for Kong: Skull Island is here.
Ladies and gentlemen, I have shocking, shocking news for you: We’ve just got our first official look at King Kong in Skull Island, and yes, we can confirm he looks like a giant gorilla. Still.